McGettigan's to open third bar in Dubai

Time Out Dubai understands McGettigan's to open third bar in Dubai. The new Irish bar will open after the summer and be at Hilton JBR hotel in Dubai

A new McGettigan's is to open on JBR.

Already doing a thriving business in JLT and at Dubai World Trade Centre (as well as in Abu Dhabi and Fujairah), the Irish-themed venue will set up a third home in the Hilton hotel, right on the beach.

One of the most popular bars in town - what Irish bar isn't, wherever you are in the world? - McGettigan's has won numerous Time Out awards for both its atmosphere and also the comedy and other guests it attracts.

Spin-off venue The Baggot in Jumeirah Lake Towers has welcomed some of the leading names of the stand-up circuit since opening last year, as well as famous faces like Harry Redknapp (for 'An Audience With') and singer-songwriter Paul Brady.

Specific details of the Hilton opening haven't been made available yet, but Time Out Dubai understands the new bar will be on the site of Studio One, the street level sports bar at the hotel. It be ready in time for the new season after the summer.

Further whispers reaching us is that Trader Vics will also take up residency in the same hotel.

When open, both new venues will join popular spots like Bice Ristorante, Pure Sky Lounge (the rooftop bar) and Wavebreakers (the beachside bar).

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Jason Byrne will return to The Baggot in McGettigan's JLT on April 21 and 22. Tickets for the show, which fans will expect to be as good as last year's Time Out Dubai Nightlife Awards shortlisted set, will cost Dhs120.

*Images shown are from current McGettigan's locations

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